Stefanie & Jeremy

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Stefanie & Jeremy

To Someone Special,

Our names are Stefanie and Jeremy and we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit through the pages of our profile. As we write this letter, we feel so many emotions and cannot begin to imagine the emotions you may feel as well. We have learned that when trying to make an important decision, talking openly about what you are thinking and feeling makes it easier to process and move forward in making the right decision for you. We hope that you have someone in your life that you are able to discuss your thoughts and feelings with openly.

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Who We Are

We met the beginning of our freshman year of college. We were friends throughout college and after graduating, but didn't start dating until July 2011. For a few years, we had been talking about going to New York to see the “new” Yankee baseball stadium but we had never followed through and made plans. Finally, in 2011 Jeremy made it happen. As we got closer to the day of the game, it became obvious that Derek Jeter might hit his 3,000th hit at the game we had tickets for. What was not obvious to either of us was if this trip was a date or not.

The night of our game, it was pouring rain, but we took the subway to the Yankee stadium anyway. As we arrived at the stadium, we found out the game was postponed, and no make-up day announced. Jeremy quickly went and bought tickets for the game the next day and then we went out to dinner. At dinner, Jeremy worked up the courage and said, “Do you ever wonder what is going on between us?” I said yes and after a brief discussion, we ended up deciding that we should start dating. The next day we went to see the Yankee game and witnessed Derek Jeter make history with his 3,000th hit—as a couple. We immediately began spending most weekends together and quickly knew we would marry, but we just needed time. We dated for a little over a year before Jeremy proposed. Eleven months later, we married overlooking the DC skyline, with our family and friends witnessing our marriage. We have now been married six years and our only regret is that we did not start dating sooner.

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We promise you…

In Judaism you sign a Ketubah (which means marriage contract) immediately before your actual wedding ceremony. It is framed and displayed on the mantle in our family room for all to see and continually reminds us of the promises we made before our family, friends, rabbi and God when we married. If you choose to pursue an adoption plan with us, we would like to do something similar with you which will also be displayed in our house. Below are some things we think can be a part of this contract, but we would love to work with you on the details.

We promise to love your child unconditionally, and nurture him or her to grow into the best person they can be. We promise to provide a safe home for them to thrive in. We promise to be there for your child no matter what life has in store for them and to instill your child with a sense of right and wrong, love of family, God, and our great country.

We promise we will embrace your child’s independence, make education a priority and balance educational achievement with extracurricular activities and hobbies they enjoy.

We want your child to have a happy and joyful childhood filled with family and friends. We promise to respect you and have you be as much a part of your child’s life as you want and is healthy for your child. We promise to let you be a part of telling your child their adoption story if you so choose. We realize this is a story the two of you share and you can tell it best. We promise to honor and celebrate it.

Lastly, we promise to work as a team so the child will grow up knowing he or she is loved by all of us. I think we can all agree that no child can be loved too much! We hope to be able to take this journey together.

Why we want to adopt

We have always wanted to become parents. We tried to become pregnant, and were unsuccessful in conceiving biologically. Although our doctors have not found anything medically preventing us from doing so, we realized that having a child biologically may not be in the cards for us and have accepted that.
We decided that adoption would be the avenue that we wanted to pursue to grow our family. Our extended family and friends know that we have started our adoption journey and they are very excited and supportive of us.
In addition to our five nieces and nephews, we consider many of our friends’ children as family and know that we can love a child that had not come to us biologically. For us expanding our family is a natural next step and we can’t wait to become parents.

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Stefanie & Jeremy

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